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Address: 1 Austin Terrace | at Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1X8, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 416-923-1171
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Mon 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Canada's majestic castle and Toronto’s premier historic attraction.

In 1911,...

Canada's majestic castle and Toronto’s premier historic attraction.

In 1911, Sir Henry Pellatt engaged noted architect

E.J. Lennox to help him realize a lifelong dream,the

creation of an Edwardian castle on the top of a hill

overlooking Toronto. It took 300 men nearly three

years to complete the nearly to 200,000 square foot

castle at a cost $3,500,000 (at the time). Situated on

5 acres, Casa Loma was the largest private residence in

Canada. Sir Henry Pellatt with his wife Lady Mary enjoyed

Casa Loma for less than ten years before financial

misfortune forced him to abandon his home.

The tour of the castle is self-guided. Visitors can

experience the castle at their leisure with the aid of

multimedia audio guides.

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So much beauty, so much history

All members of the family enjoyed touring the castle. It's amazing to think about the type of history these walls have witnessed...if these walls could talk. Definitely worth a... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

All members of the family enjoyed touring the castle. It's amazing to think about the type of history these walls have witnessed...if these walls could talk. Definitely worth a visit. We picked up an auto-tour (which is free) and this gave some great information during our tour. I recommend picking up The City Pass which saves money and time if... More 

1 Thank JohnnieSunshine
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1,191 reviews
424 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 727 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2016

For thirteen summers, Casa Loma has been on my list of Toronto attractions to visit. I finally made it a priority this trip, and it was well worth every moment. Allow more than three hours to tour just the interior, especially if you're into war history and also want to take a short break for lunch. That doesn't include three... More 

2 Thank FancyFree55
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33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

We had gone on a walking tour and told both by the tour guide and the desk attendant at our hotel to skip Casa Loma, am I glad we looked at Trip Advisor and the AAA guide and headed up there...it was great. Be sure to start in the basement in what was supposed to have been a pool and... More 

1 Thank Beth B
Paris, France
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Really beautifull wealthy house. Well maintained. We arrived at 11.30 am (july) and cutt the line with our citypass 😁. But it was so overcrowded that we took no pleasure to stay. 25 min for our visit

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Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Parking available on the grounds for $10,Fast entrance and exit. Amazingly rooms to see,snacks available. Long tunnel to the stables,car exhibition. Need a whole day to see the whole castle.

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Brampton, Canada
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2016

Beautiful views, interesting history. I have visited Casa Loma several times and always enjoy it. It is a nice place to just hang out for a while.

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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2016

The castle was a hotel in the past in Toronto. It is interesting to look at the building and the decoration around the castle. May be of more interest to people who are interested in the history of Toronto army.

Thank Frulingleaf
Central PA
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Fascinating building and grounds. It was very hot and steamy even inside on the day we visited. The house was VERY crowded, but oddly few people wandered beyond the esplanade and down into the gardens. They were truly beautiful and a cool reprieve. Really enjoyed the history, not only of CASA LOMA and the Pellatt family, but of Toronto. Loved... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2016

This was a very impressive place and showed how the super wealthy lived 90-100 years ago. The underground tunnel was neat.

Thank irishbogs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

While a beautiful mansion, I was unimpressed by the "self guided" tour and the ability to view the areas. A wedding was happening at the time so I felt like I shouldn't be around and awkward to keep out of the way of pictures, etc. The staff wiped one of those hand held audio players off as it was returned... More 

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